Windows File Explorer is a fundamental tool that has been around since the beginning of this operating system and all its versions, because with this, we can get everything we have stored in the computer system without wasting much time. That’s why this access tool, when it fails, feels great and is that with this we have different very useful functions such as having access to the browser from the CMD.
But sometimes it has flaws that can leave us without this precious service, as they can vary between unexpected closures, errors, not accessing the search being performed, freezing, crashes among others more. In this article we will explore the causes of why this happens, we will see the possible solutions to keep it running according to what we need, and is that we can not do without this useful tool offered by the system.
What is the reason why Windows Explorer does not search for files?
As for the causes that can cause the damage that this part of the system can have, sometimes Windows startup may have something to do with what is happening, causing it to not start its own files correctly. But this can only be conjecture, for this reason we must investigate further; in what happens to the explorer.
In all processes running on an operating system, there are possible errors and these are reported, which causes them to be presented as responses, updates for those componentswhich promise to solve the problem that is happening, this time may be the most reliable thing that is causing the problem.
Windows 10 update crashes
As for the explorer of the Microsoft Windows Operating System it can also cause problems for these reasons because these same updates are the ones that cause this problem, because when a general system update takes effect and it does not receive it, it stops matching the information you need to work properly.
It is for this reason that we must always keep in mind to make the relevant updates, to be, so to speak, at the forefront of what the useful explorer needs. Only receiving the update can solve the problem, although it can also happen that this is not the cause of the damage, because if we have it updated and it fails, we must continue to investigate.
What to do when the file explorer has this problem?
When we have the updates up to date, and this tool continues to present various problems, we know that it is not the cause of updates. We can find ourselves in a situation that we must take on our own, for this we can proceed in different ways some would be Restart the Task Explorer, this is sometimes very useful, we can use the run window to open it from the root of the system and see what it happens.
Windows has also incorporated it into your system a troubleshooter who does a checkup and a test of functionality, to see and determine what is happening. Let’s see how to apply these options so that you can run it effectively and get it back to normal. We can also create a shortcut to the browser so that we can open it directly or apply this troubleshooter
Restart the browser
The main purpose of this reboot is to run all your internal processes that run it, this way we can know if the problem comes from these services. In this way we can count on us to have access to its functions in an active and comprehensive way. For this we must do the following.
- Home> Task Manager.
- We now turn to the “Windows Processes” section.
- Then we are in the “Windows Explorer”.
- To restart it right click and then “Restart”.
- We wait a moment for it to restart and then run it.
As mentioned above, Windows has a troubleshooter, which is very useful for various activities that behave incorrectly. With this we can run a Windows Explorer scanand will give us a report and tips that we can follow to solve, for this we must proceed.
- Home> Settings.
- Update and security.
- We look for the option “Additional troubleshooters”.
- Click on “Indexing Search”.
- The “Activate Troubleshooter” button will be activated.
The troubleshooter will tell you that through a list of problems with the Explorer, After checking the appropriate boxes, we give you “OK”. Then the solver will start to perform the repair, then it only remains to check if this process was effective. One of the ways to check quickly is, if it allows us to delete recent files from the browser, this will give us a signal that everything is in order.
Using the ‘Run’ window
Through the run window we can do what it would be a manual repair of Windows Explorer, which in this case is located with the name “File Indexing”, to perform this action we will proceed as follows.
- Windows + R to open the run window.
- Then we copy “rundll32.exe shell32.dll, Control_RunDLL srchadmin.dll”
- In the “Enter Indexing” start box
- In the window that appears we give it in “Advanced Options”.
- In the “File Types” tab we click.
- Check the “Index properties and file contents” option.
- We click on “OK”.
- In the message we click on “OK”.
This will continue the reconfiguration of the Indexing reconfiguration process, which would become the same Windows file explorer.